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Mt Barrow in North East Tasmania

1/ Mt Barrow is in north eastern Tasmania. It is East of Launceston and can be seen on the Launceston skyline. It was chosen as the telecommunications hub of north east Tasmania, because it is 1414 metres high. This photo shows the road that approaches Mt Barrow.

Mt Arthur seen from Mt Barrow in North East Tasmania

2/ As you climb towards the peak of Mt Barrow, this great view of Mt Arthur, just 10 kilometres away, comes into view.

Mt Barrow

3/ This is Mt Barrow's eastern face as seen from the Ben Lomond Plateau.

Mt Barrow in North East Tasmania

4/ This is the view of Mt Barrow just before you enter the forest at its base.

hut at the base of Mt Barrow in North East Tasmania

5/ At the base of Mt Barrow is a picnic ground and with a short forest walk.

Mt Barrow in North East Tasmania

6/ This is the forest walk at the Mt Barrow picnic ground. The walk has a number of interpretation panels.

Mt Barrow in North East Tasmania

7/ Mt Barrow is a sheer, rocky wall over 300 metres high with vast scree fields falling off it.

Mt Barrow in North East Tasmania

8/ This is one of the massive, rocky peaks near the telecommunications station. It would be quite a challenge to climb it.

Mt Barrow in North East Tasmania

9/ This is looking directly up the wall towards the telecommunications tower. The tower is at least 50 metres high, so you can guess at the height of the rocky wall.

view from Mt Barrow in North East Tasmania

10/ This is the view from the Mt Barrow plateau looking towards the north. The Bass Sea is visible on the horizon.

Mt Barrow in North East Tasmania

11/ Mt Barrow is a vast plateau with great views in all directions. This view is looking towards the north west.

Mt Barrow in North East Tasmania

12/ This is the view from the car park, looking up towards the telecommunications station on the peak of Mt Barrow. It was quite a climb up the rocks.

Mt Barrow Tasmania

13/ This is the same view in winter. Note how the peak is now totally cloud covered and snow covers the car park. For safety reasons only 4WD vehicles are allowed on the mountain, when it is snowing.

Mt Barrow

14/ This is the view from the car park to the single lane road down the mountain. It should be obvious why only 4WD vehicles are allowed on the mountain, when it snows.

Mt Barrow in North East Tasmania

15/ This is the view from half way up the peak looking towards the north east. The monument is on the right in the car park.

Mt Barrow in North East Tasmania

16/ This photo shows the telecommunications station on the peak. It has a great view of the surrounding country.

Mt Barrow in North East Tasmania

17/ This photo is looking south towards the South Barrow Peak, where the other communications station is located. The road you can see leads towards it.

Mt Barrow in North East Tasmania

18/ This photo shows the base of the cable car that was used to send materials up to the telecommunications station on the peak of Mt Barrow that you saw above.

Mt Barrow

19/ This photo was shot near Tayene, which is east of Mt Barrow. It shows the communications towers from the other point of view. You can see that the towers plainly dominate the landscape.

Mt Barrow

20/ This is a closer view of the towers. This photo was taken during the winter of 2015. Mt Barrow is frequently covered in a blanket of snow.

Mt Barrow

21/ This photo shows the other group of communications towers.

Mt Barrow

22/ This photo shows the car park and monument. Beyond are the northern mountains.

Mt Barrow in North East Tasmania

23/ This photo shows the monument and beyond it the other telecommunications station on South Barrow. Unfortunately, the plaque had been removed.

hut on Mt Barrow in North East Tasmania

24/ Near the car park, with a great view of the northern coast, was this old emergency hut.

window view from the hut at Mt Barrow in North East Tasmania

25/ This is the impressive view out of the Mt Barrow hut's window.

Mt Barrow in North East Tasmania

26/ In many directions you can see rocks, carved by the wind into interesting sculptures.

 

Road to Little Mt Barrow

1/ The road from the monument continues to the south to Little Mt Barrow, which is 1450 metres high. Here there is another telecommunications station.

Mt Barrow in North East Tasmania

1/ The is the view looking north back towards the station on Mt Barrow seen above.

communications towers at Little Mt Barrow

3/ This is one of the two towers at the telecommunications station at South Barrow. I estimated that it was at least 60 metres high.

view from Little Mt Barrow

4/ This is a view of the rocky landscape around South Barrow. Beyond on the southern horizon is Launceston.

communciations towers at Little Mt Barrow

5/ This photo shows the other taller tower at South Barrow compared to the above tower. I estimated that it was about 120 metres high.

 

Mt Barrow seen from Myrtle Park

1/ Myrtle Park is off the A3 Tasman Highway just north of Targa. This is the view as you approach Myrtle Park from the North on C854 the road to Golconda. Mount Barrow dominates the countryside near Myrtle Park.

Myrtle Park near Targa Tasmania

2/ Myrtle Park is a combined caravan park, picnic ground and entertainment area. which is just north of Targa. This image shows the halls at Myrtle Park. There is also a cafe and a large toilet facility at Myrtle Park.

Myrtle Park near Targa Tasmania

3/ Myrtle Park has many grand old trees, as well as large lawns that give the area a deeply serene ambiance.

old trees at Myrtle Park near Targa Tasmania

4/ This image shows one of the grand old trees of Myrtle Park. Underneath the tree is a picnic table.

stream at Myrtle Park near Targa Tasmania

5/ On the edge of Myrtle Park is a fresh water stream that is part of the water supply of Launceston.

 

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